It feels like I've been waiting longer than seven weeks for this, but Rosie O'Donnell finally weighed in on The Real L Word on her Sirius XM show this week. Seems it was the strap-on heard round the world that did her in and got her talkin'. More than anything she seems baffled by the East Coast/West Coast lesbian dichotomy, claiming she's never known any lesbians like them, particularly lesbians who would hire strippers. Really, Papi? Wasn't her friend Queen Latifah all over the press just last year for hiring strippers in New York? Anyhoo, she wonders "am I such a weird lesbian that these people don't seem familiar in any way?"
Much like Howard Stern, Rosie is completely fascinated by Whitney's Clam Power, predicts doom for Rose & Natalie and adds "Mikey, if you're listening, you need to go to AA." All in all, she's a little bit frightened of these girls and yet she can't turn her head away.
Mikey: "... has hair that I don't know how she gets it to do what it does. The weirdest hair I've ever seen in my life... it's like some weird kinda David Cassiday shag with bouffant meets a chia pet."
Whitney: "I've never met a woman who treats other women the way she treats women. She's such a player. I've never met like a lesbian player."
Rose: "Beautiful but very mean to her girlfriend Natalie."
She cites their hair & makeup as one of the things she can't relate to and says she'd never guess that any of these women were gay if she met them in real life. Meanwhile most of us here feel like we know heaps of lesbians just like these girls, if not these girls/their friends specifically. What do you think?
Listen to Rosie O'Donnell's Real L Word review:
In other Rosie news, it was announced that she will be returning to daytime TV with her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), scheduled to premiere in 2011. The talk show will be a daily one-hour show based in New York.
“Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years,” said Oprah Winfrey in a statement. “She’s a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does.” Added O’Donnell, “It’s an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network. I’m excited to be back on daytime television.”
FYI, I still say Rosie's '06-'07 run on The View was some of the most riveting television ever produced. Truth.